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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 86/270 pages
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

Mixed feelings

Like probably everyone else who keeps track of book reviewing news, I've heard about Anne Rice's petition. I'm tired of the idea that "bad reviews, low star ratings" = "bullying."

 

But here's a story about what happened to me a couple days ago. I was eating my lunch in the staff break room when one of my coworkers came up to me. She was really excited. She had just heard that her favorite author, Anne Rice, was coming out with a new vampire book. After hearing that news, she did a bit of checking, and she realized that Rice had come out with several other vampire books she'd never read.

 

This coworker of mine is not a reader. She now says she wants to get back into doing it. I don't know if Rice's books are all she'll manage to get through, but, even if that's the case, it was still really nice to hear a non-reader get that excited about an upcoming book.

 

I don't really know what this post is about. Mixed feelings, I guess.

 

I'll go back to my breakfast and my coffee now.